An original Mobile Fidelity pressing of Eat a Peach by the Allman Brothers Band
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Offered for sale is an original Mobile Fidelity pressing of Eat a Peach by the Allman Brothers Band, originally issued in the mid-1980s.
Eat a Peach was the Allman Brothers’ last album to feature any material featuring Duane Allman, who had died while the album was being recorded. The album is a mixture of live and studio recordings.
A tribute to the dearly departed Duane, Eat a Peach rambles through two albums, running through a side of new songs, recorded post-Duane, spending a full album on live cuts from the Fillmore East sessions, then offering a round of studio tracks Duane completed before his death. The record showcases the Allmans at their peak, and it’s hard not to feel sad as the acoustic guitars of “Little Martha” conclude the record, since this tribute isn’t just heartfelt, it offers proof of Duane Allman’s immense talents and contribution to the band.
Every title ever issued by Mobile Fidelity is collectible in its own right; their pressings from 1978 through 1989 were pressed in Japan by JVC on their proprietary Super Vinyl, an exceptionally resilient, dead-quiet vinyl compound, with later issues pressed in the U.S. by RTI on 200 gram vinyl. These records were mastered at half speed; both the tape and the cutting lathe were run at half the normal speed, allowing the cutting head to cut a more accurate groove in the acetate. The finished product featured dead-quiet vinyl, with improved dynamics, better imaging, and tighter bass. By their very nature, all of Mobile Fidelity’s titles were limited-edition pressings, and Eat a Peach was limited to an unknown quantity of numbered copies.
About this copy: This copy of Eat a Peach is from a limited edition audiophile pressing issued in the mid-1980s by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. Though the label has recently reissued the album, that one has a different banner at the top of the cover, making it easy to distinguish between the original pressing and the new reissue.
The cover on this copy is VG. While it has little general wear, there is wear at the corners and edges, a small tear at the top right corner, some price sticker residue on the back cover, and a 1/2″ split a the top.
The two discs are M- and appear to have had little, if any, play. The original custom insert is included.
A nice copy of an iconic album.
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